Currently there are three players in the Minnesota system that spent time with the Amazins: Pelfrey, Boyer, and Peavey.
It feels like forever ago that Mike Pelfrey was the ace of this pitching staff, but that time existed. He was off to a great start in the 2012 season where he went down due to injury and was granted free agency at the end of the season. He then signed on with the Twins where he has attempted to reestablish himself. In 2013 he went 5-13 with a 5.19 ERA over 29 starts and last year he went 0-3 over 5 starts with a 7.99 ERA.
Blaine Boyer was drafted by the Braves in 200 and traded to the Cardinals in 2009. He then was selected off waivers by the Diamondbacks later that year and signed on with the Mets before the 2011 season. 2011 would be the last time he cracked the majors until 2014. With the Mets in 2011 he pitched in 5 games allowing 8 ER over 6.2 innings. After the Mets he signed on with the Pirates and then again with the Cardinals before signing on with the Royals in 2013. He then signed with the Padres, where he played in the majors and is now with the Twins.
Greg Peavey was one of the pitchers the Mets lost in the Rule V draft. He was a prospect for a while the Mets were looking at, but with the amount of arms the Mets have, it was impossible for them to protect Greg. Hopefully he gets a break with the Twins, if not, welcome back to the Mets!
This series of articles will take us across every organization in baseball and look for former Mets in the majors and minors to see how they are doing, leading up to a “Former Mets Team” to see how the current Mets stack up with pieces we have all over the place. I am still looking for Mets team members on the Rangers, White Sox and Tigers. If you know any, please let me know!